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Towards a revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive

In the December 2019 European Green Deal communication, which aims to reboot the EU’s efforts to tackle challenges related to climate change and the environment, the European Commission proposed to review the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive. Continue reading

Appliances burning gaseous fuels : Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Alina-Alexandra Georgescu and Alison Davies This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal. This is a proposal to replace the Gas Appliances Directive 2009/142/EC (GAD) of 30 November 2009, which aims to permit the free movement of appliances and fittings burning … Continue reading

Eco-efficient transport and modern energy solutions

As fossil fuels become scarcer and more expensive, and as the threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions increases, it is ever more important to consider alternatives in the fields of energy and transport. STOA is the Science and Technology Options Assessment body,which provides independent scientific advice to the European Parliament. STOA has … Continue reading

Unconventional gas and oil in North America

The ‘shale revolution’ Over the past decade, the United States and Canada have experienced spectacular growth in the production of unconventional fossil fuels, notably shale gas and tight oil, thanks to technological innovations such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Economic impacts This new supply of energy has led to falling gas prices and … Continue reading

Deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure

The development of alternative fuels for transport is essential for reducing the EU’s dependence on crude oil and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The European Commission has proposed a directive which requires Member States to foster the deployment of infrastructure for the supply of these alternative energies for road and waterway transport. Background According to … Continue reading

Food versus fuel

Introduction Biofuel production that uses plants otherwise available for consumption is a debate that requires caution. Some studies gathered in this keysource see a direct link between both and the reason for food price increases (leading to hunger), but a lot of other studies underline the complexity of their relationship. On 17/10/2012, the European Commission … Continue reading

Alternative transport fuels: infrastructure needed

The development of alternative fuels for transport is a necessity to reduce the EU’s dependence on imports of crude oil, as well as to decarbonise transport and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Significant innovation and technological progress have been made in new forms of fuels, to power different transport modes and using combustion or electric engines. … Continue reading

New power for road transport: more please!

On 29 January QED hosted a conference in Brussels on “electrifying road transport”. Electrifying road transport is a clear goal from the European Commission and the car industry has accepted it as one possible solution. Different manufacturers have already developed cars. Yet we still see very few electric cars on the road (one participant spoke … Continue reading

La lutte contre la précarité énergétique dans l’UE

Les personnes en situation de précarité énergétique sont confrontées à des difficultés pour satisfaire leurs besoins élémentaires en énergie domestique, du fait de revenus insuffisants, de prix élevés de l’énergie et de logements de faible qualité énergétique. Cette dimension particulière des difficultés sociales des foyers n’est pas reconnue partout. La définition et les indicateurs de … Continue reading

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